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  • Editor: Anthony J. Campillo
  • Vol. 31, Iss. 1 — Jan. 1, 2006
  • pp: 104–106

Generalized eikonal treatment of the Gouy phase shift

Jun Yang and Herbert G. Winful  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 31, Issue 1, pp. 104-106 (2006)

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We use a generalized refractive index that includes diffraction effects to show that the Gouy phase shift can be seen as an intensity averaged optical path difference between the generalized eikonal and the geometrical eikonal. This approach generalizes previous treatments to include the effects of phase distortion and confirms the role of transverse spatial confinement in the Gouy shift.

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OCIS Codes
(050.5080) Diffraction and gratings : Phase shift
(260.1960) Physical optics : Diffraction theory
(350.5500) Other areas of optics : Propagation

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Physical Optics

Jun Yang and Herbert G. Winful, "Generalized eikonal treatment of the Gouy phase shift," Opt. Lett. 31, 104-106 (2006)

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